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The rhetoric of resistance

Today a landmark declaration agreeing to combat antimicrobial resistance has been signed by 193 countries at the United Nations General Assembly.

The agreement follows a worldwide campaign led by Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to highlight the threat posed to modern medicine by antimicrobial resistance (AMR). 1,550 more words

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WHO cautions against indiscriminate use of antibiotics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has cautioned that the current practice of indiscriminate use of antibiotics is increasingly leading to resistance to medicines, persistence of infections and treatment failure. 405 more words


13 Dead, 200 Injured In Tanzania Earthquake: Official

TANZANIA: At least 13 people were killed and 203 injured in northwest Tanzania when a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the country Saturday, local authorities told AFP. 262 more words


Rising antibiotic resistance in E.coli on UK supermarket meat

Last December this site reported that Tracy Worcester is drawing attention to the subject of antibiotic resistance, which is growing – developing not in humans, but in bacteria that can then infect humans. 694 more words


World suicide prevention day: ‘connect, communicate, care’

‘Connect, communicate, care’ is the theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday 10 September. Organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention… 361 more words


Editorial: Sri Lanka conquers malaria and how

In a huge public health achievement by a small island nation ravaged by prolonged civil war, Sri Lanka became a malaria-free country on September 5 when the World Health Organisation officially recognised it.  380 more words

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